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The New Ryerson Student Centre to have Bicycle Only Parking

The new Ryerson student centre (rendering above) will be replacing and/or enhancing the old Sam the Record Man building at Yonge & Gould is planned to have bicycle only parking, according to a recent article in the Star:

The single most dramatic gesture would be to close Gould St. between Yonge and Church Sts. That would help make Ryerson a truly pedestrian precinct, and provide the means to establish a genuine campus, one that belongs to students.

“I think closing Gould will lead the process,” says Ryerson president and CEO Sheldon Levy. “We can’t be passive to the city-building aspect of the plan.”

He also admits proposals he once worried would be viewed as “radical” are now seen as “moderate.”

The appetite for change is growing; suddenly ideas like closing Gould, tearing down Kerr Hall, and turning the recently purchased Sam The Record Man site into a student centre with bicycle-only parking make eminent sense.

Indeed, we are starting to grasp that old ways of doing things – handing over cities to cars and building hideous schools – are irrational and destructive.

Along with a pedestrian/cyclist-friendly Master Plan under way (including making part of Gould St. closed to cars), Ryerson is on its way to becoming BikeU for Toronto. Let’s hope this will inspire the other downtown institute of higher learning, UofT (to plan for people and make some pedestrian boulevardes out of city streets) and maybe even YorkU, up there on the edge of the city (but in the heart of suburbia).

If you’re wondering about Sam’s giant iconic spinning record signs (which have been granted heritage status by the city), the new building is supposed to incorporate them, making them an indoor feature.

They’d look pretty cool as the spinning wheels of a giant bike…

Rendering courtesy of Torontoist.

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